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Broward County Library launches Destination Fridays – Come to the Mardi Gras!

MARDI-GRASBroward County Library launches Destination Fridays – Come to the Mardi Gras!

    BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Library is launching Destination Fridays with a trip to the Mardi Gras! The fun begins on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale. The venue is the Library’s expansive lobby where there will be a jazz band, dancing, complimentary “Hurricane cocktails” and Cajun food (while supplies last), costumes, prizes, a fortune teller, and travel discounts to New Orleans.

This is an after-hours, age 21-plus event and tickets will be provided through Eventbrite at a cost of $10 each or may be purchased at the door. Guests attending the event are invited to dress in Mardi Gras colors of gold, green and purple. Complimentary masks and beads will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center—along with 2 Guys Caterers, Croissan’ Time, Post Haste Travel, April’s Psychic Readings, PRP Wine International, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Fun Generation, Broward College Jazz Ensemble, Shuck ‘N Dive Cajun Café and the New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

“Broward County Library is starting a new tradition,” says Elaina Norlin, Regional Library director. “This is similar to First Fridays’ events that are held throughout the county, but ours will be destination-focused, with the opportunity not only to network and have fun, but also to learn about new places and obtain travel bargains and possibly win tickets to different destinations.”

Mardi Gras is the first Destination Fridays’ event, to be held on the first Friday of February, but others are scheduled to follow:

March – South Africa

April – Paris

June – Brazil

September – Greek Isles

October – Ghana, Africa

As each of these other Destination Fridays’ events approaches, the Library will provide more information about them and the opportunity to purchase tickets.

The AARLCC is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., call at (954) 357-6210 for more information.

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